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    July 24, 2012
    6:00 - 6:59am EDT  

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>> crippling sanctions for penn state university. what the university is now facing. >> tony promises cooler weather -- >> promises? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. >> promises? [laughter] i never promised anything. >> i was is reading the copy. >> temperatures are going to be this afternoon. no concerns for the morning
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commute. 75 for the airport. scattered thunderstorms will move in from the northwest. we will watch that situation as it develops. speaking of cars and buses, here is sarah. >> we are tracking a few problems. we have a vehicle fire that is taking a part of the left lane on the southwest corner of the beltway. eastern boulevard, we have an accident in essex and it may involve an mta mobility van. light street remains closed because of water main break repairs. outer loop on the northwest side, 11 minutes. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side. you will find delays prior to
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wilkins avenue. five minutes from the 895 split down to the fort mchenry. here's a quick live look at traffic. the vehicle fire is off to the left shoulder. it is causing a bit of a backup. southbound 295 in great shape down towards 32. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the legal process is now underway in the wake of one of the worst mass murders in u.s. history. >> james holmes is accused. we have details on his initial court appearance. >> good morning. the theater where the mass murder took place remains closed. the investigation continues. it could be months before the yesterday the public had a
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chance to look of the alleged killer face to face. the makeshift memorial keeps growing across from the theater a day after a brief hearing to read 24-year-old james holmes his rights. the accused mass murderer seemed dazed as family members of some of the victims sat nearby. >> he does look fairly demonic or something like that. his eyes are kind of crazy- looking. you know? there's something wrong with that man. >> holmes recently dropped out of grad school. police say he spent thousands of dollars on weapons and ammunitions and dressed up like a batman character and opened fire on this theater. 10 were dead in the theater and two died later. among them were jessica. her friends called jessica's family from the theater. >> we were awakened by the most horrific scream i have ever heard in my life. i thought somebody was in tmy
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house, stabbing my wife in the heart. >> the victims range in age from 6 to 51. there are many stories of heroism. her friend saved her life. they made it out alive. >> we were waiting there literally in the mouth of hell. and when i say literally, i mean literally from every aspect. >> i just remember opening my eyes. i'm on the ground, blood everywhere, and i just hear her, "get up, get up." >> there is no word about motive. an entire community is left to wonder what led to the killings and how this devastated community will recover. formal charges will come monday. a decision by prosecutors on whether to seek the death penalty will come later. >> we have a continuing coverage in the colorado theater
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shooting on our website, wbaltv.com, on our smart phone app. you can look get slide shows of how the committee and the country is remembering the victims. >> crushing sanctions to penn state university in response to the freeh report. the school must pay a $60 million fine and will lose 20 football scholarships each year for the next four years. arewins from 1198 t998 vacated. these sanctions serve as a gut check to ensure leaders keep perspective.
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some think the ncaa went too far. the president of the penn state alumni chapter in baltimore things their rush to judgment with a heavy hand. the director of the baltimore child abuse director approves of the sanctions including the fine. >> i feel this will follow me after graduation when i go to look for a job. if people see the name penn state, they will think what it has become. >> it is a drop in the bucket. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what is your reaction to the ncaa sanctions handed down to penn state university? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> police officers are investigating a late shooting in west baltimore. police say the shooting happened at mckean avenue. homicide detectives are now investigating. sensing for a man convicted in a murder-for-hire. he faces a life sentence without the possibility for parole. a woman testified she paid jeter $25,000 to kill a dentist. >> the aclue want to end battles having more training for police. nadia ramdass is live with the details.
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>> this all spurs from a situation the lead to a lawsuit that the u.s. department of justice got involved. an arrest at the preakness is at the center of the dispute between a man and the baltimore city police department. a woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting somebody at a ticket counter and punching an officer. a witness said he recorded the arrest on his cell phone. police seized the phone, erasing his version of the incident. >> citizens have a right to -- as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record officers when they are doing their jobs out there in public to help keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police say this is no longer an issue. last year they released new rules saying recorders must be
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allowed. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the orioles could not finish off a sweep of the indians last night. fans cannot be happier with the season so far. football fans are cheering the ravens return to training camp today. joe flacco and rookies will start practice sessions at the under armour performance center in owings mills this afternoon. veterans will join them. the rest of the team is expected to arrive tomorrow. the ravens play their first preseason game two weeks from friday. keith mills will have lots more on training camp and the orioles' lost last night. >> 76 degrees on tv hill. remembering the first american
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woman to blast off into outer space. >> how a girl got this car in an awkward position. >> the new iphone five hits stores this fall. >> a few strong thunderstorms are possible this afternoon. >> if you're traveling on the west side, we are tracking some delays because of a vehicle
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>> welcome back. 6:13. you concede and little hayes on the skycam -- you can see a little haze on the skycam. temperatures will climb into the mid 9 90's. here's the call from we're talking about coming into the northern part of ohio. -- here is the cold front. there is a slight chance that we could see some severe weather in parts of maryland this afternoon including some large hail and wind gusts over 60
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miles per hour. the strongest thunderstorms are up in the midwest across indiana and back into wisconsin. a big cluster of storms near chicago. this will travel down to the southeast and be in our neighborhood later this afternoon. plenty of instability. we will watch the storm cluster as it moves in. right now the skies are basically clear. no problems for the morning commute. 75 at the airport. the dew points are in the low 70's so it feels rather muggy. a mixture of sun and clouds. it will be a hot and cundiff humid this afternoon. scattered showers and thunderstorms late in the day and some could be strong. the front will come through tonight and it will turn comfortable tomorrow.
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the heat will be back. 95 on thursday with a slight chance for a thunderstorm laid in the afternoon. another front will come through late in the week. some scattered showers and thunderstorms. 6:15. >> good morning. a few incidents as you prepare for your morning commute. inner loop at wilkens avenue, we have a left lane closure because of a vehicle fire. outer loop traffic in great shape from 795 down towards 70. watch for an accident that does involve an mta mobility van. light street remains close between baltimore and lombard. the j.f.x. looking good into town. no delays on the harrisburg expressway.
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this is wilkins avenue. there is the scene of the vehicle fire. the left lane is closed. you can see the backup developing. you'll need some extra time on the southwest corner. 95 at 395. friedgen 5 in towards conawway, way, noin towards conawa delays reported. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a jury found a man guilty of child endangerment. he faces a maximum of seven years in prison. he was the first church official to be charged for allegedly helping the archdiocese covering up child abuse. a teenager crashes her mother's
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car in an unusual way. it stopped at an angle at a patio. the car had to be removed by crane. it was a case of distracted driving. the first american woman to fly in space has passed away. sally ride was battling pancreatic cancer. she encouraged young girls to pursue careers in science and engineering. sally ride dead at the age of 61 . >> apple will make a design change to its new iphone. the iphone 5 will use a 19-pin connector. that means the new phone 1 not
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connect with current accessories without and a doctor. the iphone 5 is expect to be apple's best smart phone ever. there was a similar -- the company they give us the muppets is giving chick-fil-a teh boo. e boot he boot. >> home values -- you can thank an increase in demand and tighter supply of properties on the market. baltimore home prices rose 0.3% and the average home is selling for $213,000. some
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bargains -- rebels is offering $2 off of a new binder -- staples is offering $2 off of a new binder. the dow dropped another one of their points yesterday. -- the dow dropped 100 points yesterday. . have ruffled feathers about chick-fil-a. they are stopping their relationship with the chain. chief operating officer has a stance against gay marriage. that is business at the new york stock exchange.
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ellen braitman for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:20. 76 degrees on tv hill. the ravens start their training camp today in owings mills. >> fans have plenty to be happy about on the baseball field this season. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. hope you have them.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> here's an update on your morning commute. we had a problem on the west side at wilkins avenue. they have cleaned up the vehicle fire. at eastern boulevard, you may still find some delays. light street is shutdown between baltimore and lombard. we're not tracking any significant delays at the moment. here's a quick live look at traffic. this is wilkins avenue. we had a vehicle fire. all lanes are getting by. starting to see some delays fall into place just past 70 down towards wilkins avenue. this is 95 southbound at 32 and
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building down towards the capital beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a check of your forecast. >> just a few clouds to start the day. some scattered thunderstorms are likely. 75 at the airport. the dew points are running in the upper 60's and low 70's. he's a sunshine to begin. scattered showers and thunderstorms and some could be strong. high temperatures in the mid 90's. here is keith mills, the man. >> good morning. the orioles back home this morning and opened a six-game homestand against the rays. the rays are two games back of the orioles, chasing the orioles and oakland for the
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second wild-card spot. shin-shoo choo and the indians beat the orioles. the only mistake by tommy hunter. nick markakis runs out of rome. his fourth home run against the orioles. 2-1 in the eighth. that is a fair ball. nick markakis is running. johnny damon digs in doubt. the third base coach held up nick but he did not see the stop sign. tagged him out.acked him ou an insurance run from michael bradley. 3-1, the indians avoid the sweep. still very much alive as they come home in the playoff hunt. the ravens kickoff training
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camp at owings mills. joe flacco and the quarterbacks on hand for today's workout. ray lewis not quite there yet. he will be there tomorrow and he is not quite battling the butterfly is starting his 17th year. last night, he was almost giddy when he talked about if he was ready for camp. >> not really. there is nothing to talk about appeared not worried. it will be a good camp. >> there you go. jennifer franciotti in training camp today? thank you. 6:26. a few days away from the start of the olympic games in london.
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>> the aclu shows a policy of what to do if police are caught on tape. >> called a jackpot for the maryland lottery. they are breaking records. >> a pretty nice ride on this
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. . i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. how hot kelly expected to get today? >> we will make it into the mid 90's this afternoon. now and willight make it up to 95 later. there's a chance for some strong thunderstorms. we'll see how the severe
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situation develops. >> thank you. the aclu wants police to go through more training. >> nadia ramdass is live at city police headquarters with the details. what prompted this request? >> this spurs from a 2010 situation that led to a lawsuit which the u.s. department of justice got involved. it was the recording of an arrest at the preakness that is at the center of a dispute between an owings mills man and the baltimore city police department. on the 2010 incident, officers attempt to arrest a woman who is on the ground and has a bloody nose. police claim she is intoxicated and assaulted somebody at the ticket counter and punched an officer. christopher sharp claims police took his cell phone and erased
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his version of the incident, leading the aclu to sue baltimore city police. >> citizens have a right to -- as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record officers when they are doing their jobs out there in public to help keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police released general order j-16, defining the policy on handling situations where citizens are recording. according to the department, it is a proactive stance following lessons learned from the past. >> i do not think there is any department in the country that has demonstrated a better commitment to showing its members that it is ok for individuals to record police activity in public places than the bpd. >> the aclu wants all police departments to cite clear guidelines that citizens have a right to record the actions of officers. the group also wants officers to receive training so they know the policy.
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baltimore city police say this is no longer is a problem. they released guidelines last year saying police officers must allow these recordings and if they do not, they face department sanctions. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the body at the woman was found questionable. she was found inside an apartment. the man who also lives in the building was arrested and is being questioned about the woman's death. the body was so badly decomposed. >> $40 million for the city of baltimore. ray lahood was in town for monday's announcement. part of the funding will go to replace the kirk avenue depot
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and to reduce noise pollution. the money will also add some new construction jobs. talk about a big jackpot. $1.8 billion during the 2012 fiscal year. that shatters the previous sales record. those huge mega millions and powerball jackpot. more than $500 million will go into maryland's general fund. >> we're not trying to hurt each other. do you start? one woman started speaking spanish to our children at
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birth. she says it doesn't take a big commitment. >> my husband was going to speak english and i was going to speak spanish. i had to give up english. >> that is not all they do to reinforce spanish in their home. when is the best time to teach your kids a second language? the london olympics begin in a few days. replaces are ready to bring the olympics atmosphere to baltimore. a pub will offer all kinds of food and free specials for the summer games. wbal-tv 11 is your home for the olympic games. you can start watching this
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friday night starting at 7:00 p.m. we have reporters in london right now. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. ready to go.you there are some problems including this accident along eastern boulevard. otherwise light street remains close between baltimore and lombard. starting to see a little slow down to get you from 70 down towards baltimore national pike. 56 on 295 down towards 100. 97 in pretty good shape in the glen burnie area. the southwest corner at wilkens is looking better. starting to see some of the delays from 70 down towards edmondson. this is 95 at 32 in howard
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county. building as you get closer to the capital beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a check under forecast. >> we will do the seven-day forecast. 75 degrees at the airport and it is muggy. scattered thunderstorms develop this afternoon and some could be strong. a front will go through tonight. the humidity will go down tomorrow. mid to upper a 90's. the heat comes back on thursday. a little roller-coaster. i think you should spray him with your hair spray. >> that is a good idea. >> all right. 6:36.
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a close encounter with a killer. >> why did the chicken cross the road? probably to protect some kittens. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what is your reaction to the ncaa sanctions handed down to penn state university? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> sometimes everything you need to know about a story is in the title. a chicken adopted four kittens. when the money khat leaves her kittens, the hen johnson to take care of them. we will have a follow to mark one the mother cat figures out, it does taste like chicken. [laughter] >> the cat looks really angry. a. fishman gets it up close experience with a killer whale. the whale seem to enjoy hanging
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around for quite a while. urbana number of orchis sightings -- there's been a number or orca sightings of the san diego coast. >> 76 degrees on tv hill. >> if you travel in darlington, word of some of fire activity that make impact your ride. >> a few strong thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and we will check the seven-day forecast. little haze in the year. ♪
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:43. the suspect in friday's shooting at a colorado movie theater makes his first court appearance. he showed no emotion during the proceeding. he will be formally charged on monday. he will remain in solitary confinement. penn state university is hit with an unprecedented series of penalties by the ncaa. a four-year ban on postseason bowl games. some positive football news. joe flacco and rookies will start practice session in owings
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mills this afternoon. the rest of the team is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. we'll bring you updates from the practice facility. >> the temporary truce between presidential candidates are over. both returning to political attacks. hallie jackson joins us live with our report. good to see you this morning. we're starting to notice a shift in tone and topic. >> the campaign is moving towards more talked about military and foreign policy. a new softer ad from the obama campaign debuted in nine battleground states. >> sometimes politics can seem very small. but the choice you face, it couldn't be bigger. >> the gop candidate mitt romney is laying into his opponent for running what he
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calls almost all attack ads. the attacks are on the campaign trail are back. president obama made his case. >> when you're commander in chief, you owe the troops a plan. >> implying mitt romney doesn't have one. but the gop candidate will get his turn. >> if your priority is jobs, you try to find a way to keep the tax rates down so that you have more money to hire more people. >> both candidates are working to win over the military vote. polls show mitt romney is doing better overall. some say obama is gaining ground on young veterans. mitt romney is expected to slam president obama for weakening u.s. leadership worldwide as mitt romney gets ready to take his own international trip later this week. >> hallie jackson, thank you and
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have a great day. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. up to date onou your morning commute. we start in darlington. fire activity along burlington road. you may find some lane closures. eastern boulevard, an accident in essex still wrapping up. close is on light street between baltimore and lombard. -- eastbound 70 looks pretty good in towards the beltway. here's a quick live look at traffic. this is the key bridge street e . 29 at 108 moving very well at this hour. that is the latest on traffic
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pulse 11. >> things are pretty quiet right now but that will change this afternoon. scattered thunderstorms may develop this afternoon. high temperature into the mid 90's. there will be cold front that slams into the air mass. we could see some severe weather. at least a slight chance for some large hail and some heavy downpours. right now there's nothing going on in maryland. we can see some scattered showers in indiana and wisconsin and back into illinois. if all that holds together, a teacher decker it takes it west of baltimore later today. we will see how that develops as we head into the afternoon. it is warm and muggy but we did
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not expect any problems for the morning commute. 73 in jarrettsville. a mixture of sun and clouds. if you clouds come in this afternoon. hot and humid. a chance for showers and thunderstorms later today and some could be kind of strong. high temperatures in the mid 90's. the average temperature is 87. the record high is 102. the seven-day forecast -- a front will go through tonight to get rid of the heat and humidity at least for a day. it will be a nice day on wednesday but the heat will come back on thursday. 95 on thursday. another front will move through on friday. upper 80's over the weekend. a couple of shots of the mid 9
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over the next couple days. >> the aclu wants to end the battles between police officers and citizens that record arrests with cell phones. nadia ramdass has more. >> this all spurs from a situation the lead to a lawsuit that the u.s. department of justice got involved. an arrest at the preakness is at the center of the dispute between a man and the baltimore city police department. a woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting somebody at a ticket counter and punching an officer. a witness said he recorded the arrest on his cell phone. police seized the phone, erasing his version of the incident. police say this is no longer an issue. the released guidelines saying police officers must allow these recordings. if they do not, they face department sanctions.
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nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. >> here is savannah guthrie with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. coming up, the bizarre court appearance by the suspect in the colorado movie shooting. from some survivors. more drama for the jackson family. deputies called into the home of michael's mother after she was reported missing. a big turn with matt already in london. we will catch up with american swimmer ryan lochte who could be headed for an epic showdown with michael phelps. this could be the year of the woman at the olympic games. among the athletes will have
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some advice for me as we get started on a busy tuesday morning. >> it is all about the shoees. 76 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> plus, we'll take a last look at weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day.
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>> time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what is your reaction to the ncaa sanctions handed down to penn state university?
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>> we will post more of your
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answers on our website. >> we have some closures in darlington a long darlington road and harmony church road. you can see we're not seeing any delays on 95. pulaski highway in pretty good shape. volume starts to build around the area. not a lot happening at the key bridge. the delays we are seeing are mainly on 95 out of the white marsh area down to the beltway. this is 29 at 108. the west side building from security down to edmondson. >> we will make it into the mid 9 90's this afternoon. scattered thunderstorms will develop and some could be kind of strong. a front will go through tonight and take care of the heat and humidity and it will be a nice
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day tomorrow. it could be little bumpy tonight. the weather could get a little unstable. >> if you're looking for more weather and traffic together, be sure to join us this morning for 11 news at 7:00 a.m. on wbal plus. >> you'll find more local news as well as up-to-date traffic and weather information. you can find it all on comcast channel 208, verizon fios 460, and 11-2. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one.
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